Now that Bents is getting older, and by older I clearly mean crazier, P is starting to really have a hard time getting along with him.
There is constant fighting going on in our home.
You know, Bents tackles P.
P gets sent to time out.
It wasn’t his fault, but because he’s the older brother (and he’s provoking his little brother) he gets sent to time out.
I try to reason with him and explain that Bents is “too young” to understand “NO”. I try to explain that he is not allowed to provoke him to do mean things.
For example: They were both eating dinner the other night. P starts telling Bents to THROW his food. Bents happily, with the meanest little smirk on his face, starts chucking his food across the room.
Who gets in trouble?
Don’t get me wrong, I definitely tell Bents no (finger shaking and all). But, let’s be honest, Bents was only doing what his big brother told him to do.
It’s a vicious cycle.
And afterall, you can’t blame P. He never wanted a baby brother to begin with. Let alone TWO of them.
I think life may have been easier if I would have just given birth to the baby CG (otherwise knows as Curious George) of his dreams.
So I’m curious, how do you keep your kids from fighting? I feel like I am going to need to ask God to grant me A LOT of patience in this department.